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Supersonic

by The Voodoo Jets

Interesting and thoughtful really LOUD pop songs.
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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1. Radio
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2. Wake Up
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3. Faraway Star
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4. Cold Outside
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5. Spaceman
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6. Big Black Machine Gun
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7. I'm A Virgin
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8. So Unkind
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9. Just For Fun
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10. Who You Are
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11. Signs Of Life
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12. Million Dollar Man
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Album Notes
RIP John Fowler: 100% of the artist's CD and download sales revenues will be transfered to the Sebastian Fowler ROCKS fund for John's beloved son. Additional donations for Sebastian can be sent to the Sebastian Fowler ROCKS fund:

PO Box 819
Orange, CT 06477

John thanks you...

Inspired by such great power pop acts as Cheap Trick and the Beatles, The Voodoo Jets' sound seeks to reclaim the innocence of an era gone by, though married seamlessly with a modern power pop ethic. Envision keyboards turbocharged by a wall of guitar amplifiers, the subtle layered harmonies of the beach boys, and a precise but relentless rhythm section. The Voodoo Jets deliver passion, beauty, and crushing hooks all in one surreal burst of pop music!

Micah Sheveloff (formerly with Boston bands, The Dream, The Detours, the Velveteen Playboys) switches back and forth between writing songs on the piano and on his electronic rig. "The mentality is totally different; the song ideas that come from one are a complete departure from what i create on the other. As the child of hard-core classical musicians, I was forbidden to listen to the beatles, or any other pop music with the possible exception of George Gershwin and Scott Joplin," Sheveloff remembers. The Voodoo Jets' live show features Sheveloff playing one of the most intriguing electronic keyboard set-ups ever conceived. The songs, the sounds, the show: it’s quite a spectacle!

Francesco Perrouna has been called a virtuoso bassist, mixing fretless and traditional bass work with The Voodoo Jets. His fingers grind the strings into the surface of the neck, producing a beautiful, pleading sound as he threads from note to note. Perrouna's lead vocals feature wistful tones and an amazing range. Sheveloff and Perrouna are that rare songwriting partnership whose creations become greater than the sum of the parts. Perrouna's lyrical style recounts personal trials, battles won and lost, and the undying hope that the next day might be outstanding.

John Fowler was best known for his recording and touring with the band steelheart. He presented a combination of delicacy and forcefulness from behind the drum kit, and an obvious mastery of dynamics and tempo. John was rock & roll personified, sticks flying, smoke billowing from his cigs as he piloted The Voodoo Jets from his throne. Fowler was perfect for a three-piece ensemble: relentless, a touch of flash, always in charge of the pulse. Fowler passed away in March, 2008, at the age of 42 after suffering a brain aneurysm.

Greg Trabandt (drums since the passing of John Fowler) Drumming since the age of nine, Greg has played rock, jazz, and even with the All Eastern UCONN Symphony Orchestra. Trabandt's first original project, Furious Styles, was produced by Simon Townshend and managed by Kamal from the Jerky Boys. Furious Styles toured with the Spin Doctors, Maceo Parker, Blues Traveler & other artists, opening the door for Trabandt to get session work in both LA and New York.

Greg has worked with Tommy Lee, Tony Harnel of TNT, Al Pitrelli of Widowmaker & Asia, Mike Viscera from Obsession, Roger Filgate from Wishbone Ash, Danny Meranda of Blue Oyster Cult, and others.

Greg proudly endorses ddrum, VIC FIRTH Signature sticks & Arti Dixon BASS DRUM LIFTS.

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Paula in Vermont

Totally unique yet familiar at the same time!
My husband and I have played the CD through several times since we received it a few days ago, and already feel like it's been a favorite for years! We can't get Spaceman out of our heads. I'm not even a rocker, but I find myself cranking these tunes up louder each play, and singing along like it's U2 blasting out of the speakers. I love the keyboard!
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Beth

Great lyrics; strong vibe and overall entertaining
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Jan

This band totally rocks!!!
This three piece band totally rocks!!! Unlike many of the new age pop and rock bands of today, The Voodoo Jets synchronize their rythem to the lead guitar of Francisco Perrouna, who delivers incredible vocals with well textured lyrics. The group incorporates an astounding powerful super sonic force that is highly explosive and competitive to many of the top mainstream artist of not only todays modern music, but comparable to many of the all time greats of the early 70's, 80's & 90's, while maintaining a unique style of their own that is trendy and upbeat. The Voodoo Jets are definately one of the groups on the rise to to pay attention to, as they continue to produce quality music that totally rocks!!!
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Bubba Balou

astounding
These people have got it all. Finally a band comes out that can make lyrics and music flow effortlessly together into your ears. Easy to listen to, but still makes you want to bob your head. Faraway Star and Spaceman really hit the beat for me. Sounding like a whole new edge; a combination of The Beatles and and the songs that you have wanted to hear, but never have. All of the songs on this album are sewn together so that you can just pop it in and let it play without having to press the skip button.
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Marc Horowitz -- Nevada's Ear

JETS RULE!!! Tray tables up, seat belts on...
Before I got the tray table up or fastened the seat belt around me, we were airborne with The Voodoo Jets.... This is debut album from this most interesting east coast trio.
Their powerpop, on a blind listen would not bring any questions of instrumentation. And given the band's background (Micah Sheveloff ex-Extreme on keys, Francesco Perrouna, Jr on Bass and Vocal, and John Fpowler on drums, both formerly with one hitter Steelheart) loud guitars as featured instruments are to be expected....... But not with
these guys!! All sounds besides bass and drums are from keyboardist Sheveloff's atomic brain!!! Starting with Radio (track 1) you hear guitars, or think you do. Sheveloff's mastery of playing guitar-phasing on his keys is astounding. Listen for yourself. The band has been rumored to have challenges that guitars were used in the making of this record. Be assured no guitars were used or hurt during these recordings.... But the tunes stand on their own guitars or not! The opening tune is radio ripe, as the title says, Radio. My current fave tune is Spaceman, track 5. It Bowie-ish appeal and brazen hook caught me right away.
Big Black Machine Gun, Signs Of Life, and Wake Up also will please the casual listener. But as you play this gem of a CD, the fact that this is guitar-driven music WITHOUT guitars becomes not so much a schtick but a revolutionary concept in pop music. It's not techno-drek from computers, these notes were played by human hand. It's not your average keyboard based trio (Medeski, Martin and Wood for example) because Sheveloff and company have shattered all barriers being keys and those 6 stringed things bands used to play in the last century. Buy This Album Now.
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Ellasandra

The best CD to be released in 2006 or possibly ever
It is extremely rare that I come across a CD that I enjoy every single song and don't need to skip through at least one, but Supersonic is one of those albums. I've been listening to it for three days straight and can't seem to get enough of it. Frank Perrona has such a unique voice that blends perfectly with the music, I can't imagine a better fit. Between the heartfelt vocals and the mesmerizing instrumentals this CD has it all!
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paula

Best $12 I've spent
Great CD, Waiting on your next one!!
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Podgy the Bear

A consistently enjoyable keyboard rock debut with 70's roots
Although they come off as a 90’s power trio, Dada with keyboards, the Voodoo Jets produce music that is rooted firmly in the 70’s with everything that was GOOD about that musical decade – hummable melodies, sincere emotions, actual harmonies, big station wagons, and the belief that the Beatles would one day reunite. Francesco Perrouna's vocal style suggests Noel Gallagher, but the comparisons to Oasis are unwarranted since the songs are more sophisticated, the attitude more restrained, and the persona more genuine. Perrouna’s lyrical bass lines mesh well with John Fowler’s crisp, understated drumming. The distinctive touch of songwriter and keyboardist Micah Sheveloff stands out in the lyrics, with erudite and surprisingly lyrical turns of phrase, and the music, whose pop structure contains hooks in all the right places while hinting at Sheveloff’s rock worldliness and classical background. Sheveloff has developed a unique keyboard rig on which he chugs, roars, and screams in the language of guitar gods. The guitar-trapped-in-a-keyboard may be the gimmick, but the songs stand on their own merits. Track by track, “Supersonic” is an enjoyable musical journey from start to finish, with no discernible filler. The modern pop-rock of “Radio” and “Wake Up” (Green Day without the angst) lead to the sparkling harmonies of “Faraway Star” and the pensive, exquisite “Cold Outside”. The hit single “Spaceman” follows, whose dynamics bare Sheveloff’s soul with Perrouna’s expressive tenor leaving Oasis far behind. While “Big Black Machine Gun” recalls STP, “I’m a Virgin” recalls nothing else I’ve heard on this planet. “Goodbye my friends, I’m sailing to Jupiter – I married the girl, now she’s my interpreter” Cool…run that by me again? “So Unkind” finds Sheveloff fending off the daily assaults on humanity by playing “Back in Black on tape, driving endlessly, as loud as the b*tch would play.” Heading for home we hear “Just for Fun”, an introspective rock confection, followed by the spaced-out hypnotic thrum of ”Who You Are”. Edgy bass, smooth groove, and soaring melody indicate “Signs of Life”, and the Jets’ set closes with the indefatigable “Million Dollar Man”. This one’s a keeper.
Tim Holst, Reno NV
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Sue Simone

Wonderful talent individually and collectively they are awesome
This band is made up of 3 incredibly talented and wonderful people. They work very hard and are a very tight band. Their song writing is fantastic and they are great fun to watch and be with.
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